Elkton Elementary School Memo

September 7, 2020

A Note from Mrs. Palmer

School starts this Thursday, Sept. 10th for grades K-5. Pre-K starts Monday, Sept. 14th. If your child is riding the bus, feel free to call the school starting Tuesday, Sept. 8th, if you have not heard about bus transportation.

Students participating in the HLA and Blended models, should be practicing using their device. If you did not pick up your child's device last week, call the school at 298-1511 on Tuesday, Sept. 8th, to schedule a time to get the device.

If you need digital support at anytime, please click on the link to submit a help ticket to the RCPS IT Department.


I have attached a link to the Reopening of Schools Parent and Student Handbook. The first section is a letter from me and a summary of our reopening health and safety guidelines. This is followed by a more detailed handbook with information about instruction, school programs, meal costs/policies, and much more. Please take time to go through the school handbook.


Attendance Policy: RCPS has updated the attendance policy for all students

Updated Attendance Policy

Kind regards,

Barbara Palmer

Barbara Palmer, Principal

2020-2021 School Supply List


This is thesupply list for students returning to the school building.

Bus Transportation Form

If you chose bus transportation, the bus will pick up/drop off your child at your home address unless you complete this form for alternate pick-up/drop off. Due to the limited space on the bus and the importance of having consistency, your child must be picked up and dropped off at the same locations for all the days that they are coming to school. Only complete this form if you are using an alternate address. Complete ASAP and drop off at the school office as soon as possible.


Bus Transportation/Changes

Due to limited seating on buses this year (social distancing), we will not be able to take requests for students to go from being picked up to riding the bus. Also we are not able to have a student take friends home on the bus. There are strict seating arrangements to comply with proper distancing of students.

Immunizations/ Physicals Update

For our young students (Pre-K/Kindergarten) entering the building... All immunizations must be up to date before starting school on September 10, 2020. Please see Nurse Sandy if you have any questions.

Any new student (PreK- 5), that is new to RCPS must have an updated physical on file. This does not matter if they are HLA or physically present in school.

Meal Distribution

Meals will be distributed for students Monday and Thursdays 3:00-5:30 in the EES Alley by the loading dock. Meals are free. This will begin Sept. 10th. The link below takes you to a form that you would need to complete so that we have an idea of how many meals to prepare. This form will also be mailed with the Free/Reduced Meal booklett. These forms can be returned to school at anytime by dropping them off or bringing them by the school.


Kindergarten Students

Send in Proof of Residency, birth certificate, and/or completed physical form before Sept. 10th. You child may not begin school until we have these forms on file. Call the school at 298-1511, if you have any questions. This applies to all kindergarten students, whether virtual or face to face.

Daily Schedule for the Blended and HLA Platforms


All students are expected to participate in the schedule above. School virtually, is held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Teachers will also provide some independent work on Wednesdays.

Emotional Well Being Survey

EES is seeking information about the emotional well-being of your child so that we can be a resource for you and your child. Feel free to complete the survey. Information will go to our school counselor, Mrs. Hepner.


Lots of helpful information on the RCPS Webpage.

Link to the RCPS Homepage for Parent Information

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